How to Install Winter Tires

How to Install Winter Tires

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30
years. What’s up, guys? I’m Andy from 1A Auto. Today, I’m going to talk to you about the
benefits of having snow tires. We’re going to be installing them on this
vehicle. If you need parts for your vehicle, click
the link in the description and head over to We happen to live in New England, so we have
some pretty bad weather here with snow and ice a lot of times during the winter season. So it’s a good idea to have snow tires so
that you have better traction in the snow. To start, I’m going to loosen up the lug nuts
on the old wheels. Just take a 22 millimeter socket and a breaker
bar. All right. Now, that all those lug nuts are loose, I’m
going to go around to the other three wheels and loosen those up. Now that all the lug nuts are loose, I’m going
to raise and support the vehicle. We’re using a two post lift. If you’re doing this at your house, you can
use a jack and jack stands. I’m going to take the lug nuts off. You just use the socket. Pull the wheel off. These snow tires happen to be directional,
so you can only install them on one side. The way these are rotating, these are only
right side tires. So you can only put them on the right front
or the right rear. And we happen to label them from last year. Right here is passenger side right front. So, this tire was actually on the right rear
when we took it off. And then we’re rotating it to the right front. Now when you take your old tires and wheels
off, you’re going to want to mark where you want these to go during the spring season
when you go to take your winter tires off, so you can install these in that particular
location. So, this was on the right front. So if we want to rotate this, we could cross-rotate
this to the back. We could put left rear or driver’s side rear
on this tire. And then with the other tires, wherever you
want to put them, just label them. We could take this tape off and re-tape it
on the tire. But, keep in mind you want to put it in the
exact location where you want it for next year. Now install the tire. Now do the same for the other three. Now that we have all our tires installed and
all the lug nuts on. We’re gonna check the tire pressure. We check the door to see what the tire pressure
is recommended for this vehicle and it’s 35. So, take the cap off the valve stem. Take our tire inflator and gauge and this
happens to be at 30. We’re going to pump it up to 35. 37, went a little too high. Now in the winter, you can pump it up a little
bit more because, you’re going to lose some pressure because of the cold. It’s a good idea to set the tire pressure
little bit above. And then, once the vehicle is cold outside,
you can check it again and adjust accordingly. We’ll go around to the other three tires. So these wheels happen to have tire pressure
monitors. You’re going to want to make sure if you have
wheels and tires that you’re swapping over, if the vehicle is equipped with tire pressure
monitors that you have the correct sensors in there. Now I’m going to lower the vehicle and we’re
going to torque the lug nuts. Now I’m going to use a torque wrench and my
22 millimeter socket, and I’m going to torque these lug nuts to 94 foot pounds. I’m going to torque it in a star pattern–that
way it tightens the wheel down evenly. Just go around again. And
I’ll do the same for the other three. All right so, we installed our tires with
our rims and our new tire pressure monitors. So we’re going to drive it. We want to drive it to about 28 miles per
hour for a while. And just to reset the monitors and make sure
everything is good. If you have the tire pressure light on, you
may have to drive it longer. Just give that a try, and you should be good. Thanks for watching. Visit us at for quality auto parts,
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  1. I actually thought simple math to install a tire. But wasn't aware about the snow tires. And no,I've never used them. Thanks…😎👍

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